What is Quarantine?

Quarantine means to be kept in a controlled environment, in isolation from other animals or people, to be observed for signs of illness or abnormal behavior. Dogs and cats who have been identified as causing a break in the skin of a human by its teeth are required to be quarantined for a period not less than 10 days from the date of exposure. Many animals that have current vaccinations, and a secure are to be contained are allowed to be quarantined at home but some may be required to be held at a veterinary hospital or at WCRAS for the quarantine period.